Market Overview


  • GBP/USD Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 10:23am Futures, Forex, Markets

    U.S. data was a bit better than expected: the Chicago PMI came in at 59.4 and the Michigan Sentiment Index was 98.1. The better U.S. data has led to some selling pressure on the GBP/USD. GBP/USD is trading lower at 1.5029, down 0.0048, near the lows of the session.

  • AUD/USD, GBP/USD Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 10:06am Futures, Forex, Markets

    Australia's dollar is lower against the U.S. dollar Friday morning. The AUD/USD pair is trading at 0.7751, down 0.0033, near multi-year lows. Market talk continues about the Australian Central Bank meeting. The GBP/USD is trading weak at 1.5036, down 0.0045.

  • Corn Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 10:05am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    March Corn is trading lower Friday at 367, down 3 3/4 cents. July Corn is trading at 384 1/2, down 3 1/4 cents. Weakness in soybeans has dragged corn down. Soybeans are trading down 10 cents and have moved lower in early trading Friday. Corn trading is fairly steady.

  • Soybeans Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 9:38am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    March Soybeans are trading at 964, down 4 3/4 cents. March Soymeal is trading 334.5, down 3.4. March Soybean Oil is trading at 29.65, up 0.11. Trading is becoming active. Chatter about global supplies and looming Brazil harvest is making the rounds.

  • USD/JPY Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 9:29am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The USD/JPY is trading lower at 117.42, down 0.084. U.S. GDP was a bit worse than expected and has led to some further downside on the pair. Chatter about comments from various global policy makers have kept traders on both sides of the market active. Chatter about some selling of the pair based on...

  • Dollar Index Steady

    2015 Jan 30, 9:22am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The March U.S. Dollar Index is steady Friday morning at 95.02. The GDP data was a bit worse than expected. Trading has been fairly narrow.

  • Live Cattle Higher

    2015 Jan 30, 9:11am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    April Live Cattle is trading at 151.00, up 0.50. June Cattle is trading at 143.67, up 0.25. Cash cattle traded at $159.00, down $1.00 from last week. February Cattle is trading at 154.22. USDA weekly U.S. beef export sales were 10,000 tons versus the average of 21,275 tons. The sale pace is down...

  • Lean Hogs Little Changed

    2015 Jan 30, 9:10am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    February Lean Hogs are trading at 68.40, down 0.15. April Lean Hogs are trading at 73.15, down 0.10. Trading is expected to be very choppy and wide ranged. Cash continues to act sloppy. Daily slaughter released after the close was a bit higher than expected. USDA pork cutout values were $77.96,...

  • EUR/USD Moves Up

    2015 Jan 30, 8:47am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The euro moved higher on worse-than-expected U.S. GDP data. The EUR/USD pair is active and is range-bound at 1.1335. The GBP/USD is trading at 1.5073, down a bit on the session.

  • CAD/USD Moves Higher

    2015 Jan 30, 8:46am Futures, Forex, Markets

    Canada's November real GDP came in worse than expected at -0.2 percent vs. +0.3 percent in October. The USD/CAD pair is trading at 1.2723, up 0.0110. Trading has been firm. Buying continues to pour in. Chatter about selling seen at 12740 is making the rounds. Trading is choppy.

  • EUR/USD Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 8:05am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The euro is trading lower ahead of U.S. data at 08:30 a.m. ET. The EUR/USD trading at 1.1304, down 0.0027. Market chatter about rising Ukraine tensions and Greece are still around. The ECB chatter continues. The GBP/USD is trading lower at 1.5048 and has lost gains from the overnight session.

  • US Stock Futures Dip Ahead Of GDP Data

    2015 Jan 30, 7:24am EPRS, Evercore ISI, GOOG, HMC, News, US Stock Futures, V, YHOO

    Pre-open movers US stock futures traded lower in early pre-market trade, ahead of earnings from several companies. Data on GDP growth and the employment cost index for the fourth quarter will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The Chicago PMI for January will be released at 9:45 a.m. ET, while the...

  • EU Extends Russia Sanctions

    2015 Jan 30, 7:16am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    EU foreign ministers agreed to extend existing sanctions against Russia until September. Russia will import pork from China for the first time in a decade to replace imports from the U.S. and Europe banned as part the Ukraine crisis sanctions. Some in the industry think China is likely to expand...

  • Cotton Lower

    2015 Jan 30, 6:54am Futures, Commodities, Markets

    March NY Cotton is trading at 59.37, down 0.20 from Thursday's close. May Cotton is trading at 60.11, down 0.24. March Cotton is down from December month-end by about 1.00 points. Market talk about Forex wars and global economic growth remain a focal point.

  • Dollar Lower Ahead Of U.S. Data

    2015 Jan 30, 6:53am Futures, Forex, Markets

    The March U.S. Dollar Index is trading lower in early U.S. trading Friday morning, down 0.27 at 94.75. Trading has been choppy overnight. Market talk is keying in on U.S. data due out Friday morning at 8:30 a.m. ET. U.S. GDP for Q4 is expected to come in at 3.4 percent vs. 5.0 percent. The chain...


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